School hands £500 to Happy House charity

KS 7 of St Aidan's School who have raised �500 for Happy House Charity.
KS 7 of St Aidan's School who have raised �500 for Happy House Charity.

Students at St Aidan’s School have handed over £500 of hard earned cash to their form’s chosen charity, Happy House.

Mrs Rossall’s form, K7, have been sponsoring Linus, a little boy who stays at the Happy House Children’s home in Watamu in Kenya for the past three years and have been raising money through different fundraising events.

The Happy House, which was founded by Sue Hayward, is a charity project which helps educate, clothe and feed children who are without.

The form received a visit from Elizabeth Gomm, the voluntary UK coordinator for The Happy House, on January 23.

She presented the form with a recent photograph of Linus that had been taken the day before and told the form that he is a really cheeky chappy who loves his Mamma Sue.

She also explained that he is the first child to go into Sue’s office when he arrives home from school, usually in the hope of a biscuit.

Mrs Rossall said: “My form take a real interest in how Linus is growing and developing.

“The Happy House is a wonderful charity and we know that every penny we raise goes directly to help the children and that is apparent when you see the amount of work that has been done at The Happy House and how genuinely happy the children really are.

K7’s next fundraiser will be Valentine’s biscuits which will be wrapped and hand delivered on Friday February 13, just in time for Valentine’s Day.